Jocelyn Chang, piano
Pianist Jocelyn Chang came to the United States after making her acclaimed piano concerto debut in the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, winning an array of awards, and having her performances broadcast nationally. As a passionate chamber musician, Jocelyn has collaborated with musicians and faculty artists of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Her engagements also include performing the complete sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven and Brahms as well as a concert tour with internationally renowned composer Chinary Ung and Canadian soprano Stacey Fraser.
Dr. Chang enjoys a rewarding career as a performer and educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano and serves as Director of Keyboard Studies at Pasadena City College in California. She has taught at the University of Southern California (USC) as an Assistant Lecturer. At USC, she served as Vice President of the Music Teachers National Association - USC Collegiate Chapter. In addition, Dr. Chang has taught at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) where she was a Lecturer of Piano and served as Director of Keyboard Studies. At CSUSB, she also served as Faculty Advisor of both the Music Teachers National Association - CSUSB Collegiate Chapter and the Piano Society at CSUSB. She established and organized the annual Piano Day event and was also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Distinguished Artists Series at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Chang’s private piano students have been prizewinners at competitions, and many of her students have also become teaching professionals.
Dr. Chang has been invited to teach piano masterclasses for many organizations and institutions including the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Northern Illinois University, and Aletheia University in Taiwan. She has also been frequently invited to adjudicate piano competitions such as the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Piano Competition, the Music Teachers' Association of California Piano Competition, the United States Open Music Competition, and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival Competition.
Jocelyn holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Distinction from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she majored in Piano Performance with minors in Keyboard Collaborative Arts, Double Bass Performance, and Music Education. She received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the National Taiwan Normal University, where she majored in Piano Performance with a minor in Double Bass Performance. Jocelyn was enrolled in Taiwan’s government program for musically gifted young musicians, and she has also studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk, Belarus. Through her academic journey, she was under the tutelage of Daniel Pollack, Stewart Gordon, Boris Slutsky, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Zoia Kocharskaya, and En Wang.
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